Headline News - March 12

Today’s top three stories from around the soccer world

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Kyle McCarthy of the Boston Herald reports that “there were plenty of reasons for optimism heading into the Revolution’s 1-0 defeat at San Jose on Saturday night.” He asserts that despite the loss, there is still a promising season ahead for the Revs. McCarthy points out that the Revolution’s Head Coach Jay Heaps is putting a positive spin on the loss, citing the defeat as a “learning experience.”
 
This Worcester Telegram article highlights the Revolution’s youngest player, midfielder Diego Fagundez. Reporter Carl Setterlund writes that Diego’s goals this season are “to become a regular fixture on the 18-player game roster and to crack the starting 11.” Also, the article notes that the Leominster teen is doing his best to impress the Revolution coaching staff.
 
Goal.com’s editorial staff predicts who will win the 2012 MLS Cup as well as several award categories including MVP, Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year. The Revs gleaned a few votes from the staff in the poll; Chief Editor Allen Ramsey picked the New England Revolution as the “Surprise Team” of the year, while editors Shane Evans and Nicolas Rosano voted Kelyn Rowe as “Rookie of the Year”.